Small Plate Lunch
Sometimes, when I don't know what I want to eat, I build a meal around my crockery. Today I decided to play with my little square plates, so I made a bunch of different salads to enjoy. From left to right (top row then bottom row); lentil and olive salad, homemade spicy coleslaw, arugula in sesame ginger dressing, beets and oranges in balsamic vinegar, marinated cucumbers, slices of papaya.
I used four pre-cooked beets and one orange, sliced, and dressed with balsamic vinegar and sesame seeds.
For the slaw I used five carrots, one green bell pepper, one jalapeño and a quarter of a yellow onion, all shredded in the Cuisinart, mixed with low-fat vegenaise, apple cider vinegar, salt and black sesame seeds. (I'm on a real sesame seed kick right now).
For this salad I tossed together pre-cooked lentils, half a jar of green pimiento olives sliced lengthways and a small amount of minced yellow onion.
I used Annie's lite gingerly dressing for the greens. The papaya was a little underripe. There seems to be a knack to buying good papayas, but I don't know what it is.